My name is Twizerimana Aline. I am a 23 year old young girl and student at Fraternity secondary school here in Nyarugusu camp where I am studying biochemistry. Every time I recall my past I feel very sad. I was born in 1997 in Burundi. A few years after I was born, my family faced very fierce persecution during the civil war in our country. A rebel group who invaded our territory conducted a fierce war against innocent citizens about social discrimination. This war caused mass genocide. During the war, my mother was killed. For fear of also losing his two daughters, my father decided to flee with us.
A few days later after the death of my mother in 1999, we crossed the border of our country to the neighboring country of Tanzania where we have been hosted in the Nyarugusu refugee camp. Being in the camp has been precious to me because I have been able to make lot of friends that are peace lovers like me. Frankly speaking, every time I hear or get notified of war victims, especially young children, this makes me very sad even though we are not related. Because of this, it has been my life's dream to save people’s lives. Still, I didn’t know how to start with the process.
For this reason, I am thankful to RYENET for supporting my dream of becoming a young
ambassador, or someone who struggles for an equal, peaceful, joyful world. The opportunity I was given to join RYENET has opened doors for me to share perspectives, opinion and vision with peace lovers, including world decision makers. With RYENET I am now running the race to heal the world!